The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces.
New Delhi: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including one from Pakistan, were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Based on information about the presence of the terrorists in the Chaktaras Kandi area of Kupwara, security forces launched a cordon and search operation. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces.
In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed. It was also reported that one of the terrorists killed was a Pakistani, identified as Tufail.
“Two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT, including one Pakistani terrorist namely Tufail, killed. Search still going on,” the Kashmir Police tweeted.
#KupwaraEncounterUpdate: Two #terrorists of proscribed #terror outfit LeT including one #Pakistani terrorist namely Tufail killed. Search still going on: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/g8wnfRcKF7
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 7, 2022